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Great White Shark makes an appearance with baitfish at Guadalupe Island.
By Steven Anderson
posted (5 days ago)
18 votes

We can encounter a big Jackfish school sea of Aguni Island in spring. Sometimes several Giant trevallys(GT) are swimming in a big Jackfish school. It is waiting for the timing of GT to eat Jackfish.
By Reiko Takahashi
posted (4 days ago)
16 votes

“Alien Octopod” Octopus is really from St. Thomas, but I’ve always thought they looked liked something from another world.
By Steve Dolan
posted (4 days ago)
15 votes

Inquisitive Klipfish
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted (4 days ago)
13 votes

We can encounter big Jackfish school at sea of Aguni Island in spring. The school of Jack fish changes into various forms.
By Reiko Takahashi
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

Under a wave in Moorea
By Greg Fleurentin
posted (2 days ago)
13 votes

Tangled in Tigers at Tiger Beach - Bahamas
By Steven Anderson
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Trinchesia sp.
By Marshall Sastra
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Coleman shrimps - Lembeh Strait
By Lars Oliver Michaelis
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

The Hilma Hooker
By Nick Polanszky
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
seahorse mating
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25 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Pacific Japan
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Japan
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Jack & Jelly
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15 Votes
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The natural mirror, Jardins de la Reina by Daniel Flormann
The natural mirror, Jardins de la Reina
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15 Votes
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Emperor Shrimp
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19 Votes
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B L A Z I N G
Squid
(Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
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Editor's Comment
Beautiful use of light!
25 Votes
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Date: 30/07/2018
Location : ishigaki Japan
Camera : Nikon D850
Housing : Nauticam
Lens : 105mm marco
Strobe : Retra +Retra LSD
Settings : 1/250sec, f/22, ISO 100
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31 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Pacific Japan
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Cry for Help by Richard (qingran) Meng
Cry for Help
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24 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indonesia
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Hypselodoris TRION'S RISBECIA named chanched in Hypselodoris tryoni.
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22 Votes
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Emperor shrimp on the chromodoris.
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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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view portfolio more shots by Mehmet Salih Bilal
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This is a well-known female great Atlantic hammerhead shark in Tiger Beach and is nicknamed "Patches" (aka Scylla.) I happened to catch her swimming directly overhead in a glorious sun ball.
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Portrait of a skeleton shrimp by Alvin Cheung
Portrait of a skeleton shrimp
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Incredible close up of such a peculiar critter!
23 Votes
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Underwater's star
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Great dynamic split shot!
8 Votes
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"Vertical Defense" - A pair of mating green sea turtles try to fend off a rival male by ascending in the water column. The second male was persistent in his pursuit and had numerous bites on his fins and head as a result.
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21 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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"Chomp"
The privilege i had to witness this bait ball action right up and until the end was absolutely insane and will never be erased from the minds eye.
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Incredible action shot
28 Votes
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It is from the german lake kreidesee
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Love the lightning and composition
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Germany
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Germany
view portfolio more shots by Rene B. Andersen
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"Evening Romance"
Two hamlets in a spawning clutch on Grand Cayman.
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wonderful behavioral shot
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Swimming through silversides
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22 Votes
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Platichthys flesus, Zeeland, The Netherlands
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swimmingpool by Massimo Giorgetta
swimmingpool
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Stunning surreal photo! Very well executed.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 8, 2018
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Italy
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view portfolio more shots by Massimo Giorgetta
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ROUGH SEA by Marco Caraceni
ROUGH SEA
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15 Votes
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Great White approaches thru the late afternoon sun at Guadalupe off Mexico
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27 Votes
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Face to face with Idiomysis size of 2mm
Extreme Super Macro
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15 Votes
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Travel Safely Mantas by Nick Polanszky
Travel Safely Mantas
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16 Votes
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Larval Wunderpus photogenicus - Blackwater
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14 Votes
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A short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus)under the Zeeland bridge. Double exposure, Oosterschelde, The Netherlands.
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12 Votes
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Mating Mandarin Fish
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11 Votes
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Hawksbill Turtle in a shallow lagoon by Henley Spiers
Hawksbill Turtle in a shallow lagoon
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20 Votes
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